Since nearly everyone has Google these days, it shouldn’t be difficult to find another person with Hangouts.
Besides the typical features – voice and video chat, instant messaging, and group video chat for up to 10 people – you can also share photos and emojis.
Created by a Russian school boy, Chatroulette connects millions of strangers in random video conversations.
The web app itself is pretty bare-bones, with two video panes showing the user & you, a huge pane for text chat and a couple of buttons for controlling the chat.
You can also chat with up to 12 friends at once and it’s free for i OS, Android, Windows, and Black Berry. It’s incredibly simple to use and you don’t need a password, you just need just to enter your phone number, email address, and first name.
It’s also free on i OS, Android, and Windows and has some neat features like being able to play darts or tic-tac-toe with friends during a conversation.
This is not recommenced, however, during business calls.
Looking for a video chat app strictly for business? The app syncs with Linked In so professionals can have a face-to-face way to communicate and connect with each other.
Tinychat is a well known player in the field of hosting free video and p2p chat rooms.
Being in the same domain, they have launched Tinychat Next which works the same way as Chatroulette.
The user interface is a bit more refined and you need to have flash installed to even see how the UI looks like.
Skype allows its 299 million users to video chat, voice chat, and instant messaging each other.
That’s probably the best thing about Skype – the fact that so many people already have it.